US 1900–Present, 2019

Research Interests

US 1900-Present; history of the corporation; legal history; history of capitalism; history of investment funds


William Birdthistle is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as managing editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received his B.A. summa cum laude in English and psychology from Duke University. He is a citizen of both the Republic of Ireland and the United States and spent eight years living in Marsa el-Brega, Libya, and nine years living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, before coming to the United States for his undergraduate studies.